Rose, Ferne (Hendershott) of Valleyview Home, St. Thomas, passed away on Thursday, October 11th, 2012, at her late residence, in her 88th year. Beloved wife of the late William “Harold” Rose (1993) and dearly loved mother of William “Bill” and his partner Marilyn Jordan (late wife Shirley (2006) of St. Thomas Robert “Bob” and his wife Liz Rose of St. Thomas, Albert “Bert” and his wife Joyce Rose of Welland and Beverlee and her husband Ron Graves of St. Thomas. Dear sister of Jean Monk Donna Ewart both of St. Thomas and the late Maxine Webster, Bernice Smith and Rhea Small. Dear sister-in-law of Leroy and Anna Chapman. Loved grandmother of Joel (Laura Yeeow), Angela Rose, Darryl (Melisa Ambers-Rose), Darren Rose, Becky (partner Gord), Chris, Timothy (partner Crystal), Nathan Graves (partner Nicole Stugenon), Shawn Graves and Zachary. Sadly missed by a number of nieces and nephews. Ferne was born in St. Thomas on December 26th, 1924, the daughter of the late Earl and Loretta Hendershott. She was a member of the First Yarmouth (Plains) Baptist Church and Hayes Dana Retirees.

Resting at Williams Funeral Home, 45 Elgin St., St. Thomas where funeral service will be held Monday at 11:00 a.m. Interment to follow in Union Cemetery. Visitation Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. In lieu of flowers remembrances may be made to Plains Baptist Church, the Canadian Cancer Society or charity of choice.

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